|2019-04-01 ||The inherent multidimensionality of temporal variability: How common and rare species shape stability patterns|
Jean-François Arnoldi, Michel Loreau, Bart Haegeman
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Diversity-Stability and the Structure of Perturbations
In his 1972 paper “Will a Large Complex System Be Stable?” , May challenges the idea that large communities are more stable than small ones. This was the beginning of a fundamental debate that still structures an entire research area in ecology: the diversity-stability debate . The most salient strength of May’s work was to use a mathematical argument to refute an idea based on the observations that simple communities are less stable than large ones. Using the formalism of dynamical...